For several years, the mounting opioid epidemic throughout America was Public Enemy #1 on the radar of public health crises. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken America’s addiction epidemic in terms of being the most threatening public health issue at hand, however, America is now dealing with an epidemic within a pandemic. The addiction crisis in America has not gotten better, and, in fact, due to the rising levels of negative coping mechanisms such as drugs and alcohol to deal with the mental health and emotional health issues taking place by many during the coronavirus, America’s addiction epidemic may be drastically increasing.
Since March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across America, reports include rising numbers of Americans who are suffering from
- Panic Attacks
- Traumatic responses
- Thoughts of suicide
- Drug use
- Alcohol use
Additionally, the numbers of overdoses and fatal overdoses are on the rise and there has been an increased number of alcohol sales throughout the country. One can only assume that the increases in individuals suffering from anxiety and depression will eventually lead to an increase in misuse of prescribed drugs often used to initially treat those issues. Experts also predict there will be a clear need for more drug and alcohol addiction treatment services as the pandemic continues and individuals are more apt to cope with stress through an increase in substances.
With all that being said, there is a drastic need for comprehensive care for those suffering from chemical dependency, substance use disorder and addiction right now. We know that the coronavirus pandemic is causing fear, discomfort, and distress and that substance use and substance misuse are on the rise. We also know that America’s addiction crisis was continuing to worsen before COVID-19 and reports are showing it is only getting worse. People that never seemed to have issues with substances previously are reporting that, due to an increase in stress, isolation, depression, and anxiety, they are now using drugs and alcohol are much higher rates than before. This is a perfect storm for addiction.
Detox, medical stabilization, and addiction treatment services are needed now more than ever, and the need will likely increase in the future. We must be able to offer the necessary accessible services to help support those in need, during the pandemic and beyond.
Here at Innovo Detox, we are the front door for those individuals just beginning to take their first steps in a long-term journey of recovery. Offering 24/7 medical care, detox, withdrawal management, and medical stabilization, we aid patients to get through the first days of stopping drug and alcohol use, stabilizing any physical and mental health issues, and preparing them to be medically and emotionally prepared to continue their journey through addiction treatment and recovery. We offer a beautiful and comfortable facility, with an experienced and compassionate team of doctors, nurses, therapists, and recovery support staff to make what are often difficult first days a little bit easier. We prepare patients to be ready to truly leap headfirst into recovery.
If you or someone you know needs help for addiction or co-occurring disorders, please give us a call. Innovo Detox offers the latest in evidence-based medical, psychiatric, and clinical care for those in need of detox and medical stabilization in Pennsylvania and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic area. If we aren’t the best fit for you or a loved one, we will take the necessary time to work with you to find a detox, rehab, treatment center or provider that better fits your needs. Please give us a call at (717) 619-3260 or email our team at [email protected]. For more information on our company or services, please visit our website at www.innovodetox.com.